Everyone has a story…
Every human being is excited about sharing a story gathered or an episode that he or she has been part of.
The journey of humankind in itself is a fascinating one and what would it be like to have a story from each of the six billion :With such a diversity – roots of origin, culture, language – and the folklore that gets passed on, apart from the events each one is part of! What a documentation it will be.
All those places that I have been part of since childhood, have changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. The visual captures over years of the same place does not have any trace of the past. With this oral story telling tradition, a lot of emotions gets retained in the human folklore. This is a small contribution towards that spirit of humanity!
If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.
Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact – Robert McKee
If history were taught in the form of stories,
it would never be forgotten
– Rudyard Kipling
Their story, yours and mine — it’s what we all carry with us on this trip we take, and
we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn from them.
— William Carlos Williams
…Without a story you have not got a nation, or culture, or civilization.
Without a story of your own, you haven’t got a life of your own.
—Laurens Van der Post
People did not wait until there was writing before they told stories and sang songs.
— Albert Bates Lord
We are lonesome animals.
We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say and to feel
‘Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it.’
You’re not as alone as you thought.
— John Steinbeck
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it
-Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
To be a person is to have a story to tell.
People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being.
Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too.
It goes from one generation to another.
— Studs Terkel
You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.
-Anthony De Mello
As Robert R. Archibald in his work, A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community [(Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1999), p. 150.], says –
“Places are produced in that wonderful interaction of people, place, narrative, and time. When the people desert these places, narratives are forgotten, ties break, and the place is unmade. What is un-remembered in abandonment cannot be re-remembered in transient automobile suburbs with too few places for shared experience and story making. The extreme is amnesia, and it means that those afflicted do not know who they are anymore. They are disoriented, isolated, and robbed of the ability to recognize emotional attachments to others. The sufferers do not have a coherent story anymore. Un-remembering is the enemy of good places and of public history.”
True. Continue your story telling and keep the world an exciting one for generations to come!